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Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection

The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncataloged and inaccessible to the public. By collaborating with the Internet Archive, Bosto...



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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
1919 Green's Xylophone Orchestra; Benny Davis; Sid Erdman; Ernie Erdman
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Performer: Green's Xylophone Orchestra Writer: Benny Davis; Sid Erdman; Ernie Erdman Introducing: "At the High Brow Baby's Ball"; Medley Fox Trot; For Dancing. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
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Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
1920 Frosini; Simons; Bayes
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Performer: Frosini Writer: Simons; Bayes Medley Fox Trot; Intro: "I'm Always Falling In Love With The Other Fellow's Girl"; For Dancing. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 20031A...
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Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
1920 Frosini; Meyer; Hulten
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Performer: Frosini Writer: Meyer; Hulten Fox Trot; For Dancing. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 20031B Catalog number: 20031-B
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Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 1, 1920 Newport Society Orchestra; John Alden
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Performer: Newport Society Orchestra Writer: John Alden Fox Trot; For Dancing. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 20013 A Catalog number: 20013-A
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Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 1, 1920 Newport Society Orchestra; Anne Caldwell; Jerome Kern
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Performer: Newport Society Orchestra Writer: Anne Caldwell; Jerome Kern Intro.:-The Night Boat; Medley Fox Trot; For Dancing; From "The Night Boat". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
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Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jul 1, 1920 Flo Bert; Clarence Gaskill
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Performer: Flo Bert Writer: Clarence Gaskill Comedienne With Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 20015A Catalog number: 20015-A
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Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jul 1, 1920 Flo Bert; Fred E. Ahlert; Sam Lewis; Joe Young
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Performer: Flo Bert Writer: Fred E. Ahlert; Sam Lewis; Joe Young Comedienne With Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 20015B Catalog number: 20015-B
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Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 1, 1922 Selvin's Novelty Orch.; Walter Donaldson
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Performer: Selvin's Novelty Orch. Writer: Walter Donaldson Fox Trot. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 986 Catalog number: 20104-A Other IDs from the record include: 986
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 1, 1922 Selvin's Novelty Orch.; Mitchell & Brooks
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Performer: Selvin's Novelty Orch. Writer: Mitchell & Brooks Fox Trot; Intro: Don't Leave Me, Mammy. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 987 Catalog number: 20104-B Other IDs from the...
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Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
- Milton Charles
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Performer: Milton Charles Tivoli Theatre Pipe Organ. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 280 Catalog number: 4004-B Other IDs from the record include: 280; 906
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
- Milton Charles
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Performer: Milton Charles Tivoli Theatre Pipe Organ; From "The Student Prince". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 279 Catalog number: 4004-A Other IDs from the record include: 279
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78